Whitney Pier

It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Betty McCormick, 70, on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.

Born in Sydney, Betty was the daughter of the late Vincent and Margaret Martha (Peters) Brophy.

Betty was a devoted catholic and member of Holy Redeemer parish. In her earlier years, Betty worked for the Kmart Canada leaving after 15 years of service to take care of her ailing father, Vince. She was a loving and caring lady and will always be remembered for being everyone’s mother. To Betty, family was always the most important thing in life and she would never see another person go without.

Betty is survived by her loving son, Colin and precious daughter in-law, Tracy Sampson. She is also survived by sisters, Patsy (Walter), High River, Alberta and Jeanie, Maine, USA; brothers, Tommy (Janet), West Haven, Connecticut, Terry, Sydney Mines, Donnie, Sydney, Bobby (Mable), Courtney, BC, and Vince, New Hampshire; many nieces, nephews and "Nanny’s Baby”, Sampson.

Besides her parents, Betty is predeceased by her husband, Joseph Sylvester McCormick; sister, Judy; brother, Frank and nephews, Frank M and Tommy Jr.

As per Betty’s wishes there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place.

Memorial service for the late Betty McCormick will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel on Thurs., Nov. 10, 2016 at 10 a.m. with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Following the service a reception will be held in the funeral home reception area.  Burial will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Betty may be made to Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton.

Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Darcy Rideout in conjunction with the Pier Community Funeral Home.

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Please accept my deepest sympathy and love on the passing of Betty. My only regret is that I didn't visit when I was there in October. We were friends for 60 years. Lots of prayers for all the family members.
From:  Gloria Almeda Turner

Colin and Brophy Family Sorry for the loss of your mother and sister. She will be missed.
From:  Alberta and Ralph Mozvik 

Colin and Family, so very sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom.
From:  Lori MacMullin (Dekouchay)